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Atlanta Trial Attorney Serves as Panelist on Personal Injury Webinar

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Atlanta personal injury attorney Robert Glass served as a panelist on an educational and informative webinar, “Personal Injury Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Preparing and Delivering, Handling Objections and Related Motions.” The 90-minute webinar aimed to teach personal injury litigators successful courtroom strategies. It is now available for download and CLE credit through Strafford. Opening Statements According to the webinar, about three-quarters of jurors stick with their first impressions of a case. These judgements are often formed during an attorney’s opening statement, making them one of the most important aspects of a trial. Robert explained that attorneys who tell an enthralling story...

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Litigation – Atlanta Trial Attorneys

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According to a 2012 study from the National Health Institute (NIH), more than 11% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. That translates to more than 25 million people in the US who suffer pain in some way for months or even years. The same study also found that almost 18% of Americans suffer from pain they labeled as “severe.” Many chronic pain sufferers are willing to try anything to alleviate some of their consistent and excessive levels of discomfort. This has led to a dramatic increase in patients turning to spinal cord stimulators for relief. While many medical device companies, pain...

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Holiday Season Safety Tips

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With the holiday season fully upon us, it’s easy to forget about some of the dangers that coincide with the festivities. Here are just a few tips to help keep you and your family safe from accidents, burglaries, holiday drivers, and other pitfalls.   Holiday Season Shopping Concerns The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that approximately 250 injuries occur every day during the holiday season. Although the prevalence of online shopping has decreased the number of shoppers in stores and malls, there are still many exclusive in-store deals that drive consumers to make their purchases in person. Accidents can result when...

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Attorneys Are Revving Up for Motorized Scooter Legislation

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The landscape of transportation has changed dramatically over the last decade. First came Uber, transforming the way we think of transportation with their ridesharing and food delivery services. Then came bike rentals services like Divvy, Lime Bike and Relay, allowing tourists to explore major cities in a convenient and accessible way. And while many began to raise the question of safety and whether cities were prepared for so many bikes on the road, no one could have foreseen the newest trend to hit the transportation market: motorized scooters. The rise of the motorized scooter began at the beginning of 2018 when...

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Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe? FDA Meets to Decide

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Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to hold a 2019 meeting between top public health advisers and regulators in the United States. The topic? Whether or not silicone breast implants are safe. A new study of more than 100,000 women with silicone breast implants had some troubling findings. This study, the first of its kind since 2006, is one of the largest long-term safety analyses of silicone implants. The implants were previously taken off the market for 14 years due to health and safety concerns.  Two of the largest manufacturers of silicone gel-filled breast implants are Allergan and Mentor. Despite...

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Statute of Limitations for Your Case

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 32,000,000 injuries in the United States in 2016. If you are one of the unlucky individuals included in this statistic, you should know the steps to take after suffering a personal injury. One of the most vital to keep in mind — after receiving medical treatment — is the statute of limitations for your case. Here’s what you need to know:   GA Code §9-3-33 In its most basic sense, this code sets the time limits you have to take action for any injuries to you, your reputation or injuries...

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How Insurance Companies Use Social Media Against You

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Almost 2.5 billion people are on social media in 2018, spending an average of two-and-a-half hours of their day on various platforms. With this proliferation comes an increase in competition between users, vying to get the most likes, comments and shares. And while we all know to be conservative on social media when applying for jobs or college, did you know it is equally important when submitting a claim to your insurance provider? There are several steps you should take after suffering a personal injury. One of the most important — and often overlooked — is to protect yourself from your...

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Roundup Lawsuits

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Last week, a jury in San Francisco, California returned a whopping $289,000,000.00 verdict against Monsanto Company, a subsidiary of Bayer AG.  The jury's verdict was in favor a terminally-ill man who alleged he developed stage IV Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of repeated exposure to Roundup, a weed killer regularly used by farmers, gardeners, and landscapers and made by Monsanto, while working as a groundskeeper for a school district.  The plaintiff claimed that Monsanto has known for years that exposure to Roundup increases the risk of developing cancer, yet the company failed to warn the public of the risks.  ...

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New Efforts to Combat Drugged Driving

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Drugged driving is increasingly causing accidents to occur.  According to the Governors' Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there has been an increase over the past three years in the number of drivers involved in fatal collisions who test positive for drugs.  As many as 43 percent of drivers involved in deadly accidents in 2015 had drugs in their system. In light of this growing crash risk, GHSA is partnering with local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts to combat drug-impaired driving.  Hopefully, these efforts to stop drugged driving will be successful at preventing collision injuries and saving lives. If accidents do happen,...

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Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury can be life-changing and, in some tragic situations, can cost a victim his or her life.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 138 people die daily due to traumatic brain injury (TBI).  The CDC also reports more than 2.5 annual hospitalizations or ER visits because of injuries to the brain. In many cases of brain injury, the incident resulting in the brain damage was entirely preventable.  When brain injury happens because of negligence or because of wrongdoing, the person or company causing the damage should be held accountable.  Glass & Robson provides assistance in pursuing a...

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